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Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Appoints Doris Newman, DO Dean for Florida Tech Campus

A Floridian, Accomplished Physician & Educator
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Following a national search, Dr. Doris Newman, DO, FAAO, has been appointed campus dean for Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine’s location on the campus of Florida Tech by, Executive Vice President, Dean & Chief Academic Officer Dr. William Pieratt announced.

Dr. Newman earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in Biddeford, Maine, and completed her Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) residency at UNECOM. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine as well as Pain Medicine.

In addition to her ONMM practice, Dr. Newman has held faculty teaching appointments and administrative and leadership positions at several colleges of osteopathic medicine, including at the University of New England, Nova Southeastern University, and Sam Houston State University.

Dr. Newman was recognized by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) as the recipient of the 47th Annual Thomas L. Northup Lecturer Award. She is a past president of the AAO and currently serves as a vice chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Review Committee.

“It is with immense pleasure that I join BCOM as the dean for their new campus, and I look forward to building on BCOM’s already solid presence of osteopathic clinical training in Brevard County. I am honored BCOM’s leadership has placed their trust in me as they expand their mission of diversity and excellence in osteopathic medical training into my home state of Florida,” she said. “With BCOM-Florida’s location on the campus of Florida Tech, our students will have access to the full four years of the highest-quality osteopathic medical training as well as technology and research-focused opportunities. At the same time, the Brevard County community will enjoy immediate and long-term economic and healthcare benefits. BCOM is ‘doing it right’ and I am so pleased to be able to contribute.”

“We are excited to have Dr. Newman join our team and look forward to her leading Burrell College’s operations on Florida Tech’s campus to further develop a four-year osteopathic medical education program in Melbourne,” said Dr. Pieratt, DO, FACP. “She has a wealth of experience in medical education and leadership, and I am confident that our students, staff, and faculty will appreciate what she brings to
advance our mission of meeting the future healthcare needs of the community.”

BCOM’s Florida Campus:

Two of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education are working together to bring the Space Coast its first medical school. The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and Florida Tech entered into an affiliation agreement to establish a four-year osteopathic medical school on the university’s Melbourne campus.

Burrell College and Florida Tech executive leadership announced the plans at a press conference Jan. 12 at the university’s Denius Student Center. Over the past three years, Burrell has operated a regional academic center in Brevard County for medical students’ clinical clerkship rotations, where 34 BCOM third- and fourth-year students are currently conducting clinical rotations. Based upon the success of this regional academic center and the positive relationships established with key stakeholders, the natural next step was to develop an additional four-year medical school location in
Florida. The college has been granted permission by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation to recruit students to the Florida campus. Other required approvals could come as soon as late summer 2023.


About the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine was established in 2013 to improve the health of the Southwestern U.S. and its border with Northern Mexico. The four-year, private osteopathic medical school is student-centered, utilizing the latest medical education technologies and methods to ensure student success in all fields of medicine — from primary care to subspecialties like surgery, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine. The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is a freestanding college with clinical training locations in New Mexico, El Paso (TX), Rockledge (FL), and Tucson (AZ). Learn more at

About Florida Institute of Technology

The premier private technological university in the Southeast, Florida Tech is a Tier 1 Best National University (U.S. News & World Report) and a Top Technical Institute (Fiske Guide to Colleges), as well as a Best Value University (Forbes) and a top 100 global university for graduate employability (GEURS). Florida Tech is known worldwide for its strengths in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, aviation, autism treatment, biomedical science, cybersecurity, machine-learning, and marine science. It offers more than 150 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computing, aeronautics, business, psychology, and the liberal arts. The university is located in the dynamic and innovative city of Melbourne in the heart of the “Space Coast,” where students have been watching rocket launches from campus since the dawn of the Space Race. Learn how Florida Tech is making history and shaping the future at Find stories about our relentless pursuit of greatness at

A PDF of this Press Release can be viewed here.